Pink and bronze, always a stunning combination in early fall. I found this incredible coral charm peony on it’s last legs in the trash at the flower market. An absolute treasure from Australia at that time of year. Forever frozen in time with this picture!
I put this together around some gorgeous amarylis (a peach variety called Desire). The foliage on certain forsythia turns a gorgeous golden sienna color in the fall, that together with foxtail grass, kiwi vines, pear clippings, and lucedendron pods made a nice alternative to the ubiquitous autumn cornucopia-inspired arrangements you see in October.
Forget-me-knots, cherry foliage, and a wine-colored ranunculus. An unusual combination that happened on accident for a boutonniere.
I painted a room in my house a color that would complement all my favorite flowers. Coral and aubergine is my absolute favorite combination this year. But never put flowers atop a radiator that’s warm!
This is the sort of thing that we call a "game changer" at the studio. You never really know when you might find such a beautiful bunch of cut scented geranium at the market that is blooming. Such a rare find dictates a completely different arrangement.
Some of the most velvet-like red dahlias I’ve come across, I mixed them with berry tones: black basil, violets, a few lavender ranuncula. And had a glass of wine.
An early-2011 bride gets a delicate collection of ivory flowers and Spiraea thunbergii, the most delicate flowering branch I know. I wait all winter for this Spiraea, it’s a dream to work with.
This was early in the spring when we start to get the first very good ranunclus from New Jersey. These local ranunculus are unlike any other, swelling to reveal a dark center almost like a poppy. The arrangement feels like March: slightly twiggy with a pale butter and blush palette.
The first local peonies came in and I made a bodacious arrangement for a very special (and very bodacious herself) client. Peonies are just over-the-top.
I wanted to make a spooky wreath that would be evocative of an abandoned house inhabited by old crows. I used a grapevine frame and agonis, embellished it with feathers and some ligurstrum berries.